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The Core: Goose Drummer Cotter Ellis

The Core: Goose Drummer Cotter Ellis

Mike Greenhaus on May 23, 2024
photo: Daniel Prakopcyk *** The New England drummer traces his path from playing pop-punk and seeing Phish at Fenway to his current seat behind the kit in Goose. The Family Business I grew up in Bedford, Mass., which is right near Boston. It’s a very liberal town, and my dad was a professional musician. He […]
Nicholas Meriwether: Innovator and Advocate for Grateful Dead Scholarship

Nicholas Meriwether: Innovator and Advocate for Grateful Dead Scholarship

Dean Budnick on May 22, 2024
“There’s a tremendous array of interesting, deep work being done on the Grateful Dead. It’s a great time to be paying attention and to be thinking about all of this stuff,” Nicholas Meriwether asserts. He certainly has the perspective to make such a pronouncement, having spent much of his career in an academic environment writing […]
My Page: Leslie Mendelson “Crazy Dreams”

My Page: Leslie Mendelson “Crazy Dreams”

May 20, 2024
It was a crazy dream. I’m sitting in Malibu at a quaint little Italian restaurant with legendary record producer Peter Asher and iconic singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. They’re going back and forth talking, laughing and sharing stories about Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor and the all-night jam sessions they used to have in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. It felt like […]